ElectroCity FIFA 20 European Championships continued last night as Greece took on Czech Republic in Group B. Both teams are coming off wins against British sides, so the opportunity to go top was at hand.
The game itself was a very tense affair , Czech Republic took the lead early on when Masopust rounded Koutris twice before nearly taking the back of the net off. Greece nearly replied lightening quick when Mantolas crossed a dangerous ball into the six yard box only for Boril to take it off the awaiting head of Limnios. The ball didn’t go to far, and bounced back into the box providing Kouloris with a golden chance to draw the game. The resulting shot left alot to be desired as his open shot went straight into the grateful hands of Czech keeper Pavlenka.
The game didnt really pick up again for the rest of the first half. Czech looked happy to defend their lead , and Greece never got out of second gear. That all changed though in the second half after a rejuvenated Greece unlatched a previous ironclad defence with just two passes. Limnios had the vision to put Giannis Fetfatzidis thru on goal, only for the striker to sail the ball over the bar. Good times were coming though for the Greeks as on the 54th minute the game was a draw. Kudela was left in the wake as Fetfatzidis skipped passed him to confidently place the ball passed the Werder Bremen goalkeeper.
A chess match ensued. Both teams looker for their opponent to expose themselves. Czech player Darida almost but the Czech’s ahead only for the Greek keepers to come to the rescue on the 85th minute. Fans expected the game to end a draw, however just like the name of Fetfatzidis’s birthplace, drama ensued. A brilliant play of diagonal passing which was akin to a bishop moving across a chess board, resulted in Donis scoring the winner in the dying embers of the game.
In 2004 Greece earned the nickname of “The Pirate Ship” after sailing their way to European glory. Can they do it again?